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McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.
The first results of an experimental Ebola vaccine being tested in Oxford suggest it is safe.
Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.
The preacher who says Muslim women shouldn’t post them
Tottenham set up a Capital One Cup final date with Chelsea at Wembley on 1 March with Christian Eriksen's late goal.
Managers and players from Mali and Guinea feel the drawing of lots should not be used to decide their Africa Cup of Nations fate.
The Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe resumes its boycott in protest at Ukraine sanctions.
Network Rail issues Thames Water with a "multi-million pound bill" after leaks and a burst water main forced the cancellation of 1,000 trains.
Backbench Conservative MPs expect to be given a key role in any coalition talks involving their party after the next election, BBC Newsnight understands.
The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.
The French government hits back in the fight against home-gown jihadists by releasing an anti-extremism online video.
A Star Wars fan who bought a toy 25 years ago for £50 sells it at auction in Teesside for £18,000.
Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".
Footage inside Tripoli's abandoned airport shows the extent of damage caused by clashes.
A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record.
Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.
The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".
Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they drew in Mongomo.
An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.